course for institute
Tammy A. Weber, Managing Attorney of the Elder Law and Estate Planning Firm of Marshall, Parker & Weber, recently served as the course planner for "Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors," a continuing legal education course from the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg. It was attended by more than one hundred elder law attorneys from across the state.
As course planner, Weber was responsible for developing the content for the day-long program that guided attorneys through the long-term care process, which included identifying potential challenges when a senior is placed in a nursing home, medical assistance estate recovery and addressing ethical dilemmas. She also organized a panel of the "state's most experienced and well-respected attorneys" to serve as faculty for the course.
Weber's firm specializes in helping seniors and their families plan and protect themselves from long-term care costs. She also works with business owners and landowners on complex estate planning issues. Marshall, Parker & Weber has offices in Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. More information is available at www.paelderlaw.com.
District office names
Ben Younkin, maintenance planning and programming engineer, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for June 2013.
Some of his responsibilities include programming county maintenance-funded projects in the department's multimodal project management system, ensuring that hydraulic studies for pipe replacements and embankment repairs submitted by the county maintenance organizations are completed on a timely basis, managing the preparation of plans for microsurfacing projects completed throughout the district, and coordinating the preparation of project files for the district's construction design services unit.
Recently, a news release said, he has been instrumental in coordinating the use of a new system for constructing retaining walls within the district. This system is one in which department crews are able to complete the work themselves without the need for specialized equipment.
In the eyes of his coworkers, he does a stellar job in serving his customers. He provides excellent customer service to our county organizations. He is always willing to work with them when they need assistance. He routinely goes out and meets with the counties to help them develop solutions and provide technical advice.
Younkin, a 10-year PennDOT employee, lives in Montoursville with his wife Brooke and their daughter Lauren.
Nicholas Rall of Williamsport, was named an Outstanding Senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Ursinus College.
Rall was recommended for the award by Cindy K. Harris, a professor with the accounting department at the college, for his success in the classroom and potential for a promising career in accounting. The award is given to one senior accounting major at each of 80 participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Recipients are given a certificate, a medal, and a complimentary one-year affiliate membership with the PICPA that gives them access to programs that will help them pursue their CPA license.
A degree in accounting is the first step toward receiving a CPA license. An accounting career ranked as the 6th Best Job by U.S. News & World Report in 2012, and the demand for accountants is expected to grow in the coming years. CPAs are required to adhere to a professional code of conduct and are expected to complete continuing education courses to maintain an active license.
New director of
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp. has announced the recent hiring of David B. Green as senior vice president and director of mortgage services. In this role, Green will manage the Bank's mortgage unit which provides mortgage services to customers throughout 46 counties in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. He will be based in Pittsburgh.
According to John Williams, President of First National Bank, "David Green has broad industry experience that will add value as we continue to build out our mortgage capabilities. He has a proven track record of leadership that promotes a strong customer focus and increased mortgage volume."
Green has more than 30 years of related experience. Prior to joining First National Bank, he managed lending across a 3-state presence as Senior vice president of residential lending for WesBanco Bank in Wheeling, W. Va. Previously, he held similar roles for Peoples State Bank and Comerica in Michigan, as well as Banc One and CityFed Mortgage Co. in Columbus, Ohio. He earned a B.S. in business administration from Ohio State University and has held a numerous leadership positions for industry organizations, serving as a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors, the Legislative Committee for National MBA and the Retail Committee for the Michigan Bankers Association. Additionally, he was president of the Columbus MBA Chapter and director for the Ohio MBA, as well as board member for the Michigan Mortgage Lenders.
He and his wife, Karen, will reside in Pittsburgh.